Top Gear lads build the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust, an ER-EV to answer the Chevy Volt
For those unfamiliar with the format of the show, most episodes involve the producers giving a challenge of some kind to hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. The most recent episode, aired this week on the BBC in the UK, included just such a challenge. The boys were tasked to build their own answer to the extended range EV Chevy Volt.
In a mere 18 hours they transformed a TVR Chimaera (interesting choice since a chimaera is a mythological creature composed of parts of a number of animals) into the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust pictured above. Once the i-Thrust was completed, it was turned over to AutoCar magazine for an independent road test. As you might guess based on the photo, the results were not surprising and they are a testament to perhaps taking a little more time and car in development of a car. You can grab a copy of AutoCar's full road test as a PDF here and watch a video of the test here.
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